Spanish 1 Reale Cob Circa 1580 Pirate "Piece of Eight" Necklace in 14K Gold | Artifact #3637

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The Pirate Piece of Eight - Buried Treasure for the Treasure Hunter in All of Us!

Please Note: This is an authentic Spanish Piece of Eight Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

When we think of the treasure coins of pirate lore, the silver Spanish colonial cob coins of Central and South America immediately come to mind. Next time you read about the great pirates of long ago, Blackbeard (Edward Teach), Henry Morgan, John Rackham (Calico Jack), Mary Read, Anne Bonny and many others, these were the coins that drove their raiding and pillaging of land and sea! Even the great, and often maligned, “pirate hunter” Captain William Kidd would have used these coins to purchase rum and wine for his crew.

Crudely shaped and hand-hammered, these silver pieces of history are some of the most intriguing and beautiful coins ever minted. And because each coin was minted by hand, they are one of a kind. Unlike a machine minted coin, it is impossible for anyone else to posses a coin exactly like yours!

Your Spanish Cob Treasure Coin

  • Date: Circa 1580
  • Denomination: 1 Reale
  • Mint: Mexico City, Nueva Espana (Mexico)
  • Ruler: King Philip II of Spain (1556 - 1598)
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8mm
  • Size: 1 1/8" Across, 1 5/8" Tall - just a few millimeters wider than a US quarter - perfect pendant size for both a Pirate Queen or King
  • Obverse (Front): The Florenzada Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): The Shield of King Philip II of Spain

Robert's Notes: Perfect pendant size. This cob coin is in such amazing condition that I mounted it in 14kt gold. Most Spanish reale cobs date to the 1600s and later. But these coins were minted about 1580, which makes them highly desirable. Stunning condition for its age with a highly desirable cross and great shield detail. Virtually uncirculated! Very nice "oM" Mexico City mint mark, and "O" assayer's initials. Only about 7% of the Mexico City mint coins were 1 reales at this time. 

Your Spanish Cob Coin Pendant Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, 8 Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
  3. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
  4. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  5. A Gift Pouch
  6. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card